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A close up of a batch of a Whole Grain Pear Hazelnut Muffins

Whole Grain Pear Hazelnut Muffins (Vegan)

  • Author: Raquel Smith
  • Total Time: 35 minutes


A filling, slightly sweet whole grain muffin recipe made with grated pears and chopped hazelnuts.


  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry four
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 5 Tbsp water
  • 6 Tbsb melted vegan margarine (I used Earth Balance)
  • 2/3 cup turbinado sugar, or light brown sugar
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 medium under-ripe pears
  • 1 scant cup coarsely chopped dry-roasted hazelnuts, divided


  1. Preheat your oven or convection toaster oven to 350ºF and grease a muffin or donut pan.
  2. Combine the flax seed and water in a small bowl to make a flax egg, and set aside.
  3. Combine the oats, flours, baking soda and baking powder, spices, and salt in a medium bowl. Mix well.
  4. In another medium bowl, melt the margarine, than add the sugar and mix well. Add the almond milk, vanilla, and flax egg, and beat well to combine.
  5. Using the medium hole of a box grater, grate the pears onto a plate. Scoop up the grated flesh and give it a good squeeze to get rid of some of the liquid.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and gently mix until about 75% mixed. Add the grated pears and half of the hazelnuts and fold in, being careful not to overmix.
  7. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin or donut pan until each cup is about 75% full. Top with the remaining chopped hazelnuts.
  8. Bake muffins for about 25-27 minutes and donuts for about 21-24 minutes, rotating halfway through. When done, remove from the pan immediately and set on a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Muffins
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Bake Goods

Keywords: whole grain, pear, hazelnut, muffins, vegan